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  1. Google: Top Search Ads Increase Brand Awareness by 6.6% [Study]

    However, Google and Ipsos MediaCT partnered to study the impact of search ads on brand awareness. Google and Ipsos MediaCT ran over 60 search experiments in 2013 in hopes of understanding how search ads affect brand awareness.

  2. 5 Changes You Need to Make for Google Shopping in the Next 2 Months

    Google creates ads for search using information about your products communicated through the Google Merchant Center or AdWords using your Inventory file. In July 2012, Google finalized its switch to Google Product Listing Ads from formerly free...

  3. ProFlowers, 1800Flowers Killing It in Paid Search Ahead of Mother's Day

    ProFlowers.com and 1800Flowers.com also maintain the top two positions for product listing ads (PLAs) impressions, with 12.4 million PLA impressions and 9.4 million impressions, respectively. Advertisers in the flowers and gifts sector spent more...

  4. Stimulate Your Search Marketing Creativity With the Random Input Technique

    We can identify our prospects' wants and needs, survey our competition, tweak and test ads and copy, and iteratively and ploddingly improve our creative and our results. I've been writing and rewriting ads and copy around these benefits for a while...

  5. Conquering Content Marketing, Step 2: The Content (and Plot) Develops

    British Outfitters burned through almost $10,000 on display ads that brought just a few thousand visitors, and hardly any conversions. Lisa's team wrote on the company's blog almost every day, but it was a ghost town, and the only social activity...

  6. States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone on record saying that they will not allow sponsored ads, posts or tweets that promote the purchase or use of marijuana. Ads may not promote or facilitate the sale or consumption of illegal or recreational...

  7. Google's Product Listing Ads: Adoption, Clicks, Mobile Continue Surge [Study]

    When it came to how much budget PLAs were afforded versus text ads in 2013, Marin’s data showed that from January through October, PLA allocation rose 25 percent to a total of 15 percent of the paid search budget.

  8. 4 Ways to Expand PLA Success in 2014

    Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) have become one of the premier ways for online retailers to promote products and increase visibility on search engine results pages (SERPs). The local information shown in these ads gets pulled from the product...